CCEE2142 ~ Number it!

Hi friends!

Who's ready for a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers?


And this week is a wonderful and intriguing challenge,

on that had me quite puzzled, as math and numbers often do! :)

Frances has our challenge again this week and says:

Number It .... Include a number or numbers on your creations this week.

 You can make an aged birthday card; number themed designer paper, number themed

 embossing folders or dies. Anything goes as long as there is a number somewhere!

And there you have it!

My card does have a number - all the way to the bottom 

in the sentiment.  

#30 :)

I've created a card using 3 vibrant Halloween colors

as the CC at SCS this week was 3 colors

(hey! another number! LOL!)

I realized after I assembled, stamped and glue the card,

the sentiment didn't fit vertically.

I had to cut it apart and stamp it horizontally

and realize it doesn't quite make sense reading left to right,

so it's to be read up and down!


To link up your cards and play along with the CCEE Stampers,

please go here to the blog!

We'd love to see what you make :)

Thanks for stopping by!


CCEE2141 ~ Mini slimlines!

Hi friends!

There's a new challenge this week at the CCEE Stampers

and we're making mini slimlines!

Hop over to the blog! This is the challenge from Frances:

Just like Slimline Cards, Mini Slimline Cards are also becoming very popular,

 for our challenge this week create a Mini Slimline card.

 Typically Mini Slim Line Cards are either 3 1/2 inches x 6 inches or 3 inches x 6 inches. 

This is what I've made this week in a VERY creative way :)

If you don't own any mini slimline dies,

don't worry!

Neither do I :)

I took a regular slimline die from LDRS and cut it down to size,

gluing it back together with Bearly Arts glue.

Be sure to head over to the blog to see how you can link up your cards!

We'd love to see them!

CCEE Stampers blog

Thanks for stopping by!


Hot Mess = Success: Sparkle!


Hi friends!

It's another super messy card for today's card challenge at

Hot Mess = Success!

If you have been by my blog before,

you'll know that this series is to create a messy background card.

I don't like messes but it's tons of fun to make them artistically!

This is actually one of my funnest card series to do :)

So what mess did I make this month?

I created a super sparkly background using my

 Nuvo paste Shooting Stars , applied with a spatula and a stencil.

Once it was dry, I die cut it to a smaller frame with a die

and propped it up onto a glittery background ~

from my friend Carol, left over from a card kit!

I added a butterfly that was in my stash and

 a sparkle puffy sentiment sticker.

It's hard to see the sparkle and this was VERY hard to photograph

so here's a tiny video clip!

(click the screen below!)

Was this month a success:  Yes!

Would I do this technique again?  YES!

There are 4 other lovely ladies in the group now

getting their messes on!

Barb, Carol, Darlene, Jeanette and I are all Hot Messes

so be sure to see what they created, too!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamp What?! ~ Just checkin in!

 Hi friends!

Today's post is for the monthly card series Stamp What?!

started by my son one say coming home from school :)

We were chatting about my "Old Dusties", 

the really, REALLY old (nothing current)

Stampin' Up! stamp sets that were collecting dust

 and he encouraged me to use them.

The name:  Stamp = Stampin' Up

What = What willl he chose!

He choses it - I use it!

I never know what he will bring down the hall and I love


to ask him why he chose a particular one - 

sometimes at random, sometimes because 'it looked cool!"

This month:

Best of Cluck

circa 2005!

Me:  Super cute!  Why did you chose this one?

Him:  Because I thought of your chicken soup :)

He's right!

He's been sick. Very, very sick.

101+ fever, vomiting, dehydrated and we've been super worried.

But, he is better and a very watchful mama has been doting on him

and he's on the mend, PTL!

So naturally, he's thinking of chicken - and apparently chicken soup! -

that I made for him while he was unable to really eat much.

Onward ... my card!

I still think this was one of the best SU! catalog releases!

This stamp set included :)

This is one of those classic sets that is still fun to use today!

Be sure to check out Barb and Jeanette's cards, too!

I'll be continuing this challenge next year 

and he and I will continue the fun!

Thanks for stopping by 

and wishing you a beautiful Sunday!



3M: October's BOO kitty!

 Hi friends!

It's the 9th of the month and that means a new mystery image

 reveal for the 3 Musketeers!

This group was created by Jeanette 

and she's also the hostess this month ...

and sent us an adorable stamp to create with!

This month's mystery image to create a card with is

Boo Kitty from Rabbit Hole Designs.

SO sweet!

I decided to color mine like our sweet cat, Finny!

She LOVES to hang out with me as I craft!

And here is my card!

I made a cute Halloween card using a shaped die

and festive Halloween paper.

Please be sure to check out Jeanette's card

and Barb's card on their blogs, too!

Thanks for stopping by!


24 Hour Blueprints ~ October!

 Hi friends!

Happy Inktober!

This is truly one of my favorite times of the year ~

the beauty of fall, the crisp change to the air,

 the colors, tastes and smells!

AND today is my granddaughter's 3rd birthday!

YAY! <3

And oh - there's a new segment to the 24 Hour Blueprint challenge, too!

You can read how it all started here on the first post  ~

the challenge is the hostess creates sketches for cards,

sends it to us 7 am the day before and we have 24 hours to make them!

Jeanette is our hostess for this round and 

these are her 3 amazing sketches:

And now here are my 3 cards ~ but before I show them to you,

I have to apologize to our hostess, Jeanette!

I didn't read the instructions clearly and didn't see that the theme was

seasonal - meaning all 3 cards were to be a different season!

So, we'll just pretend my cards are different seasonal coffees ...

I've got some chesnut, spiced vanilla chai and pumpkin spice lattes!


For all 3 of my cards, I've used Pretty Pink Posh "giving thanks" stamp:

Here's card #1:

Card #2:

and card #3:

This will be the last of this series for 2021

and we may/not resume in 2022 but it was a fun challenge to try!

I think anything that inspires you to create and make some cards

is a wonderful thing and I'm thankful to my friend Shiela 

for introducing me to this fun concept!

Be sure to see what Jeanette and Barb have created with the sketches

and here's a final look at my 3 cards:

Thanks, Jeanette, for a fun round!

Have a beautiful day everyone ~

it's party time around here!

Thanks for stopping by!


One Plus Twelve - October!


Hello friends!

It's the 3rd of the month which means - One Plus Twelve ~ 

my favorite card series!

If you are new to my blog or the One Plus Twelve card idea,

it's simple!

Take one stamp - and just ONE stamp - and use it all year long,

once a month, twelve different ways :)

The idea came about when I realized I was buying and hoarding

using my stamps just once ... and I came up with this idea 

to stretch the use of my stamps and crafting supplies.

Each year, my stamp chooses me.

I've said that each year about my Word of the Year, too.

I tend to just settle in on one stamp that doesn't seem to let me go.

But I digress!

First, here's my card:

This series is a fun one but usually around this time of the year

I start really struggling with how to use the stamp differently.

For October, I wanted to go with oranges for fall and Fall-o-ween.

For 2021, my stamp is Altenew's build-a-flower magnolia,

my favorite flower!

I stamped it with Versamark first and then heat embossed my image.

 I blended with distress inks, blender brushes and embossing powder

and then added a sentiment after cutting the stamped image panel in 

half.  The sentiment is from My Favorite Things.

 I loved this technique when I made a previous card,

so if we love it, why not try it again - only differently!

My friends Barb and Jeanette are doing this challenge again this year

and you can see their cards on their blogs.

I really like this month's card :)

It's a wonderful technique, I love the bright colors for the season 

and it was fun to create!

And that's it for this month's One Plus Twelve!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Happy World Cardmaking Day!

 Hi friends! 

Happy October!

I've been trying to post this card since 11 am, LOL!

I knew today would be a fun day to create a card and even got an early start, in between cleaning and laundry and my second POT of coffee!

But, my life never goes according to the day's plans and there's ALWAYS something waiting 'round the bend to take me away from crafting :)


Today's card is using Avery Elle's Boo to You stamp set, perfect for creating this Halloween shaker card.

I stamped/colored and ran through my Brother Scan N Cut these images so they would be cut out. The pumpkin wouldn't cut the inner lines so I had to adlib those and use a circle die, then my scissors to fussy cut.

Whatever works, amiright?!

I filled the shaker with Paper Rose Studios shaker elements and I did a video haul on these awhile back on my YouTube channel - they are adorable and fit inside the shaker so beautifully.

This video making this card will up shortly - be sure to check back :)

I used Bearly Arts glue to hold most of this card together and fill in the area with the acetate, as well as glue the cardstocks together. Love it!

I wish you all things joyous today as you create!

I am honored to know you all from across the globe and share this passion of papercrafting with you ~ friends, cardmakers, papercrafters, youtubers and more!  You are all really like extensions of family <3

Thanks for stopping by!


CCEE2139 ~ Classical Music Month!


Hi friends!

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers this week celebrating 

Classical Music Month!

We'd love for you to create a card with a musical theme. 

It doesn’t have to be classical music.

 It could be Jazz, Country, Rock 'n Roll - anything musical, even a musical instrument.

For my card, I'm using an older Mama Elephant set called Rock Monster.

This set is SO adorable!

I went with this musical theme because one of my besties has a birthday 

this month and she adores - like ADORES - all things monsters.

I created this card with distressing the boxes that I die cut 

and stamped/colored/die cut the monsters and popped them up on foam.

The colors are part of the TikTok trend -

show us your palette!

I do love me some teal, brown and pinkish reds!

Please be sure to check in to the blog here and link up your cards, too!

We'd love to see them!

Rock on!

And thanks for stopping by :)


CCEE2138 ~ Autumnal Equinox

   It's official .....

Happy fall!

It's the first official day of Autumn!

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers this week:

 Yesterday was the Autumnal Equinox. 

Create a Fall-themed card. 

For my card, I make a quick and simple CAS card

using Lawn Fawn's Happy Harvest

and used just the wagon full of pumpkins.

Nothing says fall more than corn mazes and pumpkin patches!

There's a light watercolor wash and then I stamped/masked/colored

the image with my prismacolor markers.

I tried to color the wagon like it was rustic, or at least rusted,

alas, it didn't turn out as distressed as I'd hoped!

To see all the DT cards and link up one of yours, head to the blog!

Thanks for stopping by!



It's beginning to look a SLOTH like Christmas ............


Hi friends!

Are you ready for the holidays?

You only have 98 days until Christmas! :)

So, TAG!

You're it!

Here's a few tags I created using the brand new Lawn Fawn 

Stamptember stamp/die set!

A couple of my YouTuber friends have an open collaboration

to create tags each Wednesday so I signed up - this was week #1!

I wait for this collaboration every year and always look forward

to seeing what the stamp sets will be and which ones will I scoop up!

This year, I've resisted just about all of them

but did need to add this one to my collection <3

These sloths are SO cute!

I used a Spellbinder scallop die to create the outside of the tag

in Lawn Fawn cardstocks 

and Hero Arts circular dies, including on the Lawn Fawn dsp .

On the back, I used a stitched circle die from Lawn Fawn,

I added matching colored twine from Doodlebug to the back 

and left it plain white to write TO: and FROM: on it for gifts!

I stamped/die cut the cute sloth stamps and colored them,

and then popped them up onto foam for dimension.

This is a weekly collab so by the end of next month,

I'll have all the ones I need for the holidays!

Thanks for stopping by, friends!


CCEE2137 ~ MUSHROOM in my heart!


Hi friends!

There's a new challenge at the CCEE Stampers this week 

and the theme is easy ...


And if you are looking for my Ready-Set-Go Challenge card,

 you also found it!


Today's card is a two-fer :)

For Lois' theme this week at the CCEE Stampers, 

she asks for a card featuring a mushroom.

You can see the DT cards and link up yours here!

For Jeanette's theme of the Ready, Set, Go Challenge (RSG),

she's asked us to consider change in lieu of 9/11.

We are to go back through our cards in the past year, pick one,

and change something about it.

I found this adorable gnome card from May 2020, last year.

I really enjoyed creating this card and using this adorable 

Hey Gnomie from Pink and Main (retired).

What I changed:  The paper is a fall theme with harvest colors

while the previous card was the greens of spring.

I kept the main mushroom the same - in fact, it's EXACTLY the same!

I added a fall colored tree as well and an extra mushroom

and the layout/card design has been changed, too.

I love both cards!

Stay tuned, this cutie just might be back for winter!

You can see Jeanette's card here and Barb's card here!

And that's it for me today!

Thanks for stopping by!


CCL ~ Pumpkins!


Hi friends!

It's the 15th of the month and that means there's a new 

theme for Class Card Ladies challenge ~


Barb is the hostess for Team Diamonds and

Tracie is the hostess for Team Pearls

which means both teams have the same theme - different card kits :)

Barb sent us a beautiful fall themed kit with an image 

from Great Impressions called Harvest cart.

I decided to use the spotlight technique and highlight just a small area

but used a square die.

This is typically done with a circular die so I switched it up a bit!

I colored the image with my prismacolor markers

and added the ribbon, designer paper and enamel dots from her kit.

To see all of the teams:




Kelly (you're here!)








Thanks for stopping by!